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St. Paul Lutheran Church participates in nationwide service project effort

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Marcia Jordan, left, and Esther Dietz fill bags with school supplies for disadvantaged children during a community service day at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lodi on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The bags were designed by children in the church.

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To celebrate its organization’s 25th anniversary, volunteers from St. Paul Lutheran Church rolled up their sleeves on Sunday and provided some community service.

Some 60 to 70 people, most of them wearing bright yellow T-shirts that read, “God’s work — our hands,” began their service projects after church on Sunday.

Among the service projects:

  • Trimming several rose bushes in the front and back of the Hill House Museum on South Church Street.
  • Providing food for people who need it at the Lodi Salvation Army.
  • Providing backpacks filled with school supplies for the needy. They included notebooks, pens, erasers, a pencil sharpener, crayons, scissors and rulers. The backpack covers had crayon drawings created by children from the church.
  • Visiting and singing for shut-ins in the community.

The service projects were done to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, of which St. Paul is a member. Church members from throughout the country participated in service projects in their community.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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Ross Farrow/News-Sentinel

Marcia Jordan, left, and Esther Dietz fill bags with school supplies for disadvantaged children during a community service day at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lodi on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The bags were designed by children in the church.

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